MacKenzie Bezos is well recognized as the wife of Jeff Bezos, the chief executive officer of Amazon. She grabbed colossal media attention after she got hitched to Jeff Bezos. Despite the stardom she received from her husband, MacKenzie is also a well-known American novelist and journalist.
Professional Career As A Novelist
Before she came to light as a wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, MacKenzie had her career in Journalism. MacKenzie was talented since her childhood. She loved to read literature and writing stories, and her family helped her in pursuing her career in Journalism. At the age of six, she attempted to write the 142-page manuscript book named called ‘The Book Worm.’
MacKenzie, age 48, started her career by doing a variety of jobs including research assistant to Tony Morrison and considers him as her Guru. She has always been very objectives in her writing.
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She pursued her professional career by publishing her first book, ‘The Testing of Luther Albright’ in 2005 which took her almost ten years to complete. Apart from that, she was awarded the 2006 American Book Award for her first novel.
Shortly, she published her second novel ‘Traps’ in 2013 which had the makings of a Hollywood thriller. MacKenzie also worked as an activist and founded an anti-bullying organization ‘Bystander Revolution’ in 2014. And as of now, she is the executive director of the foundation.
MacKenzie's Net Worth And Earnings
Being a novelist and journalist as well as the former wife of CEO, she has probably been able to earn an enormous fortune. However, she has kept the information about her income inside a closed box. Nevertheless, taking an insight into her estranged husband's net worth, Jeff is the wealthiest person in the world with an estimated net value of $123 Billion. Jeff owns the most expensive house in an area of 27,000-square-foot in Washington D.C.
MacKenzie's Married Life With Jeff Bezos
Before the couple got hitched, MacKenzie used to work for Jeff at D.E. Shaw. The couple first met at the same company where Jeff was a vice-president and MacKenzie was a research associate. Jeff was the first person who took interview of her.
The romantic date began when MacKenzie made the first move asking Jeff for lunch. After then, the duo fell for each other and soon, within three months, they got engaged with each other.
After dating Jeff for six months, MacKenzie got married to him in 1993 and moved to Seattle, Washington one year later. Apart from that, they have four children (three boys and a girl).
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MacKenzie Bezos with her husband, Jeff, in annual Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference on 10 July 2010 (Photo: time.com)
Later, Jeff told his wife about his business plan, and the very next year, in 1994, the duo left their jobs and traveled to Seattle to found Amazon. During the formation of Amazon, MacKenzie was the company’s earliest employees and worked as an accountant for Amazon.
MacKenzie Bezos' Split With Husband; Divorce Settlement!
MacKenzie Bezos and her husband, Jeff Bezos, has announced to end their marriage after 25 years of togetherness on 9 January 2019. In the tweet by Jeff on 9 January 2019, he and MacKenzie made a joint statement where they revealed that they have decided to divorce but will be maintaining a friendly relationship. The pair decided on an exploration and trial separation for a few times.
(Photo: MacKenzie Bezos's Twitter)
The world was speculating whether the divorce is going to make MacKenzie the richest woman in the world. Well, the divorce among the estranged couple has now finalized. With the finalization of the divorce, ti was confirmed that MacKenzie and Jeff agreed with a record-breaking divorce settlement of $35bn (£27bn).
MacKenzie confirmed the news on Thursday on 4 April 2019 via Twitter and confirmed that she would confer 75 percent of their combined shares in the Amazon and give him a voting control as well. She told;
"Happy to be giving him all of my interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies."
Not only that, but she also agreed to proffer him her interests in the Washington Post and the Blue Origin aerospace company. As confirmed by CNBC, the divorce settlement would make her the worlds fourth-richest woman in the world.
Though their divorce has been finalized, the two still maintains an amicable relationship. MacKenzie's ex-husband, Jeff told on his tweet posted on 4 April 2019 that they are looking forward to their new relationship as friends and co-parents.
After the seperation with MacKenzie Bezos, the news of Jeff having a new girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, has added fuel to the fire after the pair were reportedly spotted together in Italian restaurant Felix in Venice, California.
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MacKenzie Bezos's Biography
MacKenzie was born on 7th April 1970 in San Francisco, California, United States. She is currently 48 years of age. MacKenzie was born to a financial planner father and a homemaker mother. MacKenzie, who stands at a height of 1.72 meters (5 feet 7 inches), completed her bachelor's degree from Princeton University.